The motivation to do something stems from the reason on why we do it. If the reason is significant or strong enough, I realize that I will know that failure is not an option. A good reminder for myself is that I need to question myself and I need to be able to answer it in order to know that I am on the right track to achieve something.
1) Why do I do it?
- What are the benefits? Does it benefit me and other people?
For example, why I choose to advocate on certain things.
-To me, to be in the business line, I must know that it benefits the consumers. Money alone is not enough to drive me to go all out and achieve something.
-I need to know it serves a real purpose, such as: patients really gain from it. This was what I held on when I was the product specialist for cancer chemo drug in Eli Lilly. It went well and I left Eli Lilly with a good mark. I was always offered a job by head hunters and also one of the bosses who also left Eli Lilly contacted me personally to be in the new team. But I'm glad I chose to further my studies now than later.
-I MUST have a clean soul in order to succeed. This protects who I am and how I deal with others. And I feel at ease that with a clean heart, God's blessings are coming into my way.